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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South African infrastructure better suited to transporting precious metals than base metals

23rd November 2018 South Africa’s (SA’s) transport infrastructure was built for and remains suited to the movement of precious metals and diamonds, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) consultant Biddy Faber told attendees of the roundtable on Exploring comparisons between SA and Brazilian mining and infrastructure... 

Short-course participants learn about theoretical, practical aspects of diamond exploration

23rd November 2018 Leading diamond exploration, evaluation and mining geologists Dr Mike de Wit and Dr John Bristow – in collaboration with the University of Pretoria Geology Department and Enterprises University of Pretoria – presented a short course on ‘Diamond Exploration and their Primary and Secondary Sources’... 

Artisanal gold mining in Peru causing large-scale deforestation

23rd November 2018 Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 68 000 ha of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at US-based private tertiary institution Wake Forest University's Centre for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). The... 

Although trending lower, lung disease incidence in SA mines still ‘alarmingly high’

16th November 2018 With the reaffirmation of tripartite commitments at the 2018 Mine Occupational Heath and Safety Summit and the publication of the Compensation for Occupational Diseases Act (Coida) Amendment Bill, both in October, it is clear that the regulatory authorities, including the departments of Labour... 

Instil portable skills to assist economic development post closure – consultancy

16th November 2018 Mining companies’ social and labour plans (SLPs) should incorporate initiatives or programmes aimed at reskilling workers and uplifting community members through the development of portable skills, says socioeconomic development facilitator Economic Development Solutions (EDS) MD Janine Espin.... 

Tony Harwood

16th November 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Tony Harwood, the president and CEO of the TSV-listed Montero Mining, which is engaged in the exploration and development of battery metals in Africa 

Although trending lower, lung disease incidence in SA mines still ‘alarmingly high’

16th November 2018 With the reaffirmation of tripartite commitments at the 2018 Mine Occupational Heath and Safety Summit and the publication of the Compensation for Occupational Diseases Act (Coida) Amendment Bill, both in October, it is clear that the regulatory authorities, including the departments of Labour... 

Orion equipping communities to benefit from and contribute to its Prieska project

9th November 2018 ASX and JSE listed base metals developer, Orion Minerals, has put a big focus on equipping and enabling the communities surrounding its Prieska Zinc-Copper Project, Northern Cape, to benefit from, and contribute to, the development of a modern, mechanised and productive mining operation, says... 

SRK shares mineral valuation insights with China

9th November 2018 A Chinese mining sector delegation visiting South Africa last week gained “valuable insights” from specialist engineers and scientists from SRK Consulting South Africa, specifically pertaining to the factors that affect mineral resource and mineral reserve reporting and valuation. The delegation... 

Copper production, use to increase this year and in 2019 – ICSG

9th November 2018 During the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal last month, the ICSG reported its expectation that, after a decline of 1.5% in 2017, global mine production, after adjusting for historical disruption factors, is expected to grow by around 2% (full year) in 2018 and... 

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